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Regis hosts health forum on organ transplants and regenerative medicineNovember 1, 2016
Regis, a leading Catholic university in Greater Boston, will convene leading experts to speak about organ transplants and regenerative medicine. The second of two fall forums in the Regis President’s Lecture Series on Health will take place on November 9, 2016, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Fine Arts Center Casey Theater on the Weston campus.
The forum, “Organ Transplants/Regenerative Medicine," will feature a discussion on diseases that lead to end-stage organ failure, matching donors to recipients, recovering and transporting organs, types of transplants and restorative surgery, and ethical dilemmas associated with organ transplants. The event is free and open to the public. Please register at www.registowertalk.net/otrm or call 781-768-8080 by Friday, November 4.
“I am pleased that Regis continues to offer relevant and contemporary information about health care issues affecting the medical community,” said Antoinette Hays, PhD, RN, president of Regis.
The panelists for November 9 are: Dr. Curtis Cetrulo, Director of Vascularized Composite Tissue Allotransplantation Lab and Attending Surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital; Dr. Jeffrey Stoff, Chief of Renal and Transplant Medicine at UMass Medical School; Amy E. Jarry, MS, RN, Nurse Practitioner at MGH Abdominal Transplant Department; and Joseph Draper, PhD, Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Philosophy at Regis.
This lecture series has been submitted to the American Nurses Association Massachusetts for approval to award two contact hours for nurses and social workers. American Nurses Association Massachusetts is accredited as an approver of continuing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s COA. Applications for Social Work and Radiologic Technologist continuing education contact hours have also been submitted.
The Regis President’s Lecture Series on Health was established in 2007 and is hosted in partnership with Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. The unique series of lectures is designed to challenge the community to develop new skills to build awareness of contemporary health and wellness issues and learn to effect positive change.